Accident Helio H-700 Courier N50DV, 06 Dec 1992
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38202
 
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Date:06-DEC-1992
Time:14:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Helio H-700 Courier
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N50DV
MSN: H-12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Shelton, CT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bridgeport, CT (BDR)
Destination airport:(BDR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
THE AMPHIBIAN AIRPLANE TOOK OFF FROM A PAVED RUNWAY AND WAS CONDUCTING A WATER LANDING. THE PILOT SAID, 'LANDED ON RIVER...IMMEDIATE PITCH FORWARD TO INVERTED.' THE FAA INSPECTOR'S EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED THAT THE LANDING GEAR HANDLE WAS IN THE 'UP' POSITION, BUT THE LANDING GEAR WAS IN THE 'DOWN' POSITION. THE LANDING GEAR RETRACTION CIRCUIT BREAKER WAS 'OUT,' THUS RENDERING THE LANDING GEAR RETRACTION SYSTEM INOPERATIVE. THE CIRCUIT BREAKER WAS RESET, AND THE LANDING GEAR WAS RETRACTED SEVERAL TIMES. ALL LANDING GEAR INDICATOR LIGHTS OPERATED NORMALLY. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO CHECK THE POSITION OF THE LANDING GEAR BEFORE ATTEMPTING A WATER LANDING.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X16220


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
26-Nov-2010 13:23 TB Updated [Other fatalities]
27-Nov-2010 16:09 TB Updated [Cn]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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